Mysterious Monday – 5 Plot Hooks for Your Next Horror Game [3 Dec 18]

I recently ran a Twitter poll that asked followers to vote on the theme of the next Mysterious Monday article. Of the choices presented, historically themed story seeds that focused on Charleston, SC was the clear winner. Therefore, I give to you, five new plot hooks that are inspired by my own local history. If…

Beyond the Dice: Breath of Life

I remember the first time that I cried when playing D&D. I know what you’re thinking, I probably have the waterworks going all the time, right? Well, not as much as you may think. I was playing with a bunch of dudes, so letting the tears out wouldn’t have been a good idea. Teasing aside,…

Beyond the Dice: Making Legends

Before we get to this really awesome article, I would like to introduce Cindy. Cindy has recently joined our team and will be writing a new monthly column entitled Beyond the Dice. Cindy and I go way back and have been friends for the better part of 20 years, maybe even longer. She’s a veteran…

MonsterTalk Podcast: A Science Show About Monsters

MonsterTalk Podcast Hosts: Blake Smith, Dr. Karen Stollznow Presented by Skeptic Magazine MonsterTalk episodes can be found here or on your favorite podcast application. Show notes can be found on their website. MonsterTalk is a podcast that uses monsters to talk about science. The hosts use their skeptical eye to critically examine legendary and cryptozoological creatures, folklore, and supernatural…

Exploring Movies – A Dark Song and The Void

This past weekend I had the opportunity to finally set some gaming projects aside and watch two highly recommended movies on Netflix (US). The first was A Dark Song and the other was The Void. I’m not attempting to critically review either film, but rather trying to convey my loose thoughts and how these movies…

Finding Inspiration for Espionage Games – SpyCast Podcast

SpyCast Podcast Hosts: Peter Earnest (former) & Historian Dr. Vince Houghton Produced by International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. SpyCast can be found here or on your favorite podcast application   “Hello from SpyCast, From the secret files of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. I’m Peter Earnest the Executive Director of the museum. I…

French Quarter Ghost Tour Sparks My Imagination

For the past week, I was out of town for a work conference that took me to New Orleans. What an interesting city with a vibrant present and an amazingly rich past. While there, I had the opportunity to visit the famed French Quarter; my co-worker and I also took the opportunity to do a…

Mysterious Monday – 2 Plot Hooks for Your Next Game [6 Aug 18]

It’s time for another install of Mysterious Monday. Today, I present to you an abbreviated version of this column; two more story seeds for your next horror game. Think about how to further shape them into a complete scenario for your players.  Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts, sits a…